Donetsk, Aug 18 — DAN. Five hundred and seventy-one Great Patriotic War monuments and memorial premises have been repaired in the Donetsk People’s Republic this year, DPR Acting Deputy Prime Minister Larisa Tolstykina said on Friday.

“Another nine monuments have been renovated in Debaltsevo, Yenakiyevo, Makeyevka, Torez, Khartsyzsk, Zugres, Pershotravnevoye and Telmanovo district, ” Tolstykina said noting active help from sponsor regions.

Annual monument repairs in the DPR are a tribute to the fellow countrymen who died for a peaceful future of the Motherland, she said.*jk